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Posted: Sat Jul 28, 2007 11:19 am
by British Rail
Fantatic ballasting Liam! A very well done, it looks just right, there isn't too much of the ballast and there isn't too little!

All the best!


P.S. - Adam I'm sure Liam and I would find some pictures very useful! Thanks :D .

Posted: Sat Jul 28, 2007 12:34 pm
by Class 60
British Rail wrote:P.S. - Adam I'm sure Liam and I would find some pictures very useful! Thanks :D .

lol alright guys, i'll get some pics together and stick them up on a thread. 8)


Posted: Mon Jul 30, 2007 10:48 am
by Metrocamel
Small update- no pics till tomorrow when the camera returns :(

The ballast is down in the whole TMD apart from the very end of the storage siding by the shed as I might make it overgrown. I also decided against putting a concrete yard in as the fuelling point looks good with ballast around it.

Next step'll be to keep up the balalsting for another few years until the mainline's done but the TMD is ready for some scenery :)

Posted: Tue Jul 31, 2007 8:48 pm
by Metrocamel
Got the camera back today so as promised here's a few pics.
Freightliner 66612 is refuelled.
Looking from above the shed and fuelling points.
Oil soaked track along the fuelling lines.
The sidings, almost empty of wagons.
EWS 60026 arrives to take on fuel.
The 60 is filled up!

Some vids to come later hopefully, comments welcome as always 8)

Posted: Tue Jul 31, 2007 9:14 pm
by Class 60
Superb Work on the Ballasting and that mate, Love the Oil Stains - was it easy to make?

Will look forward to those vids :wink:


Posted: Tue Jul 31, 2007 9:18 pm
by Metrocamel
Thanks Adam, the oil stains were inspired by what Rhys did on his layout, or at least similar.
It was filler rubbed into the ballast to make it look soaked with oil (looked like snow when it wan't painted lol).
Then painted black and PVA over it for a shine.
Still not as good as Rhys' version though :wink:

Posted: Tue Jul 31, 2007 9:23 pm
by K9-70
Looks interesting, but I would have included a cross-over from the inner loop to the outer loop close to the station to gain access to the fueling depot.


Posted: Tue Jul 31, 2007 9:32 pm
by Metrocamel
Nice idea, would have made for less stopping and reversing in the TMD but a little late now :lol:
A few vids uploaded, enjoy 8)

Freightliner 66612 leaves the fuelling depot.
The 66 arrives for more fuel.
The class 60 leaves the fuelling depot.

Posted: Tue Jul 31, 2007 9:32 pm
by British Rail
Coorrrr what an update! Someone get me some popcorn! Those oil stains look fantastic, I know what you mean by the filler looking like snow before you paint it! The GM Shed looks great! A lovely model there, looks very nice in a Freightliner livery but my favourite has to be that beautiful Steadfast (please excuse the Class 60 pun :) ).

Fantastic work!


Posted: Tue Jul 31, 2007 9:37 pm
by Class 60
Great Vids there Liam although i think you should sack your drivers - dont they know that there's a 10mph speed limit :lol:

Keep it up mate 8)


Posted: Tue Jul 31, 2007 9:54 pm
by davek
Great stuff - like the tug! Great oil stains.

Posted: Tue Jul 31, 2007 10:09 pm
by peak
Great pic,s.
Particularly liked the one of the waggons in the distance.
Nice vid's also.

Posted: Fri Aug 03, 2007 11:00 am
by PTmodeller
Two things.

1. How big is the main area?

2. Happy 1000th post!

Posted: Fri Aug 03, 2007 11:47 am
by Sprintex
Oil staining looks excellent, nice 'n' shiny :wink:


Posted: Fri Aug 03, 2007 12:03 pm
by m.levin
Got to say, like everyone else, I like the oil stain. Might have a go at that my self.